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Keelin posted reply number 102 for Wave Clouds holding her breath. I hope you already breathed in before the new Volume was started Keelin! I must suppose so, but your last one was indeed breathtaking (any one can check).
Before the post by Keelin George posted some so called KH wannabies on the former Wave Clouds thread. Well, for me the last two are really KH George. I happened to have the opportunity recently to see a lot of nice weather cumuli passing by and a lot of them showed what you would name KH wannabies. From begin to end I watched them develop and disappear in cloudy chaos, one more characteristic then the other, but nevertheless KH instability on cumuli. For me their features are too specific – with this characteristic crescent – to describe them as KH Wannabies. Of course you may disagree, but for a start of this volume here is another one of the same kind with even some color.
May a tsunami of waves follow on this thread.
Wave Clouds Volume II ~~ did not see that coming! And what a fabulous start with your iridescent KH caps, Hans. Here’s a wave big enough to cross the pond in gratitude.
That is an impressive Tsunami Keelin!
On the other hand I have another tiny one from the same series as the first capture above.
Betraying the presence of a space shark?
Space Sharks, White Caps, and Blowholes! Oh my!
Oh my indeed! The blowing gave some turbulence.
Hokusai Was Here
Love the action in Hokusai Was Here, Hans.
Cupid Was Here
Another Andrew Kirk from the CAS Gallery, two for the price of one
Cupid got some nice Blues Keelin.
Off The Hook
Off The Hook beckons more than a second glance, Hans. A soft come hither, if you will.
Below, it appears the moon itself jumped free of its usual mooring to bob in a deep blue sea of sky.
Half Moon Adrift
Beautiful Half Moon Adrift, Keelin. It must have looked over this restless sea of waves.
And above the beautiful restless waters, there are the are some who are at play…
In The Sea Spray
Again your signature in this fantastic Sea Spray Keelin. Great play!
Superposed describes those waves perfectly, Hans. It leads me to wonder what lies between the layers. Something light and airy, I would venture to guess. Whereas, in the image below, one may ponder what lies between the devil and this Deep Blue Sea.
Wow, it is like the last glimpse of the sun is just visible atf the horizon.
Between the devil and the Deep Blue Sea might be…
I think you must be right, Hans. But can we ever be sure? Or maybe better worded, will we ever get there?
Rowing Forever Across The Dark Sea of Unknowing
Very nice Sea of Unknowing Keelin. Where do you find these words? Love it. Enchanting and mystical for sure. To answer your question: probably they won’t get there, but….
We’re all in the same boat ready to float off the edge of the world
The flat old world.
Yes again a quotation from the Band, from Life is a Carnival.
Look! The boat is approaching the Edge-Of-The-World.
Thank you for kind words, Hans. I love the way contemplating clouds inspires unusual thinking, mental meanderings outside-the-box ~~ because there is no box!
Wonder-filled image of the boat approaching the Edge-Of-The-World! But what if there are steps leading to another level? What might we find there?
What if is a beauty Keelin. It has the feel of giant but very distant waves. For some unconscious reason it reminded me of a song by the Talking Heads, the Overload:
The gentle collapsing
Of every surface
We travel on the quiet road
Putting the Waves back in motion…..
Two posts above, Hans, your serene blue clouds appear to have traveled that quiet road. The pattern they form also reminds me of a page of prose I would like to read. What story would it tell, I wonder? And Putting the Waves back in motion is just what we need after a quiet rest. Love the cresting highlights!
Below, the shredded edges of cloud appear as light reflections from a topping of heady seafoam.
Seafoam Topping is like whipped cream. Very tasty picture Keelin.
Rippled Foam is just as tasty, Hans!
I found the somewhat foamy image below tucked away in archives today. As I recall, it was the lennies in the far distance that caught my eye. It had been ages since I’d seen any lenticularis, and spotting just a couple brought a big grin. The layering of clouds in the foreground reminds me of coastal fog, which also makes me smile — especially since I don’t live nearly near enough to the sea.
Offshore Lennies is an imaginative picture Keelin. Dense fog rolling in from far. It seems to be far but something in it urges to hurry. Love it.
Long After The Sea Stayed Restless
Fluctus? Not sure about it. Could be undulatus seen from a particular angle? What do others think?
George, to me it certainly was fluctus but now seems to be already over the top (so to say). I am also not certain whether one can call it fluctus in this phase of the flow. In fact fluctus is caused by an instability and at a certain point of the process it shows the typical crests of a Kelvin- Helmholtz formation now classified as fluctus. I suppose it is at that point it is classified as fluctus. Your picture just shows something of it before it all dissipates in cloudy chaos (quote from the Cloud a Day service).
Whatever the proper classification may be, George, there’s something fun in the form taken by the clouds you’ve captured there.
And Hans, Long After The Sea Stayed Restless would be the perfect title for a mystery novel with that image on the cover. Did something (or someone!) go overboard? Perhaps only those with a bird’s eye view could say.
Love the birds Keelin! But what strange story these winged witnesses would tell. I expect no one will believe their wild stories seeing this innocent rippling peaceful waters a bit later……
There is great beauty in the calmness you’ve captured in your image, Hans. It’s almost as if undulatus is being reflected in nearly still water that ripples gently in the opposite direction. And yet, we know it all took place in the sky above.
Quite a contrast to what the image below suggests. Another plunge into the deep by who, what, when, where?
Plunging in the deep and surfacing in this gentle current is a pleasure Keelin.
A view from above on a clouded sea? No I did not fly to capture this….
Even with grounded feet, Hans, the mind can still take flight. I get a lovely feeling of being aloft from both of your images above.
Below, something odd seems to be happening with these wavy clouds.
Keelin, I love these Strange Tidings and the waves they produce. They are so foamy.
Today these waves came by.
…and now they are heading back ~~~
This is so funny Keelin! I don´t loose my smile for a whole day after having seen this one.
Meeting Of The Tides
Hans, I can almost feel this Meeting Of The Tides. It is so convincing! My toes want to curl right into those wave clouds. Can you feel the breeze?
The Wind Off The Waves
One can see the foam blown off on ‘The Wind Off The Waves’, Keelin.
Further on there is this
It doesn’t take much imagination while viewing your Waterfall, Hans, to hear the rush of river flow. The image nearly animates as well.
And here is a question: If a wave crashes on the shore and no one is there, does it make a sound? I stood beneath this wave of cloud and heard nothing, but witnessed resounding beauty.
What a beauty Keelin. Your notes make me remember ..
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Within the sound of silence.
Thank you, Hans! Your Soundless Waves well capture the feeling of such visions. In the image below, my mind hears a riff about wild winds that stole the waves from the sea and formed them into these tumultuous clouds.
They Came From The Sea
Keelin, I like this vision you build of stolen waves to shape the clouds. They Came From The Sea for sure!
A few days ago I spotted these waves that were lost in the sky.
The Boats Took Shelter In The Harbor
Love the misty seas you have there, Hans.
In The Shallows
Ah, In The Shallows, the boats can find shelter Keelin. And one can see the Seaweed Tangle. Love it.
By the way: for some strange reason I can’t add a reply to the Optical Phenomena Volume III topic. When I try I get logged out. I reported it to Ian.
Rippling is a lovely image, Hans. Gentle currents can leave one so relaxed. And still I wonder about the depths and…
What Might Be Encountered
By the way, for some reason I can’t reply to the Colour topic tonight. Will ask for help from Ian.
A different interpretation of clouds that look like waves.
Beautiful photo, George. You caught the effect perfectly!
Here’s one that might bring new meaning to surfing the cloud…
Thank you Keelin, that means a lot coming from you.
Very nice deep blue ocean shot, I can see the surfers riding the wave.
Thank you, George. And congratulations on your Cloud of the Month cumulus! It’s a beauty and a splendid reminder of where one can find calm and bright when the holidazzle daze overwhelms.
Too Much Of A Good Thing
As far as I am concerned never Too Much of these Good Things Keelin. And I love the waves by George (true waves and mirrored waves).
Waves In Waves
Love your Waves In Waves, Hans, great color and composition caught in a single moment of motion.
Below, the question is: Are we looking up or down?
A View From The Crow’s Nest
Keelin, your View From The Crow’s Nest reminds me of that strange bird that left the forum just a year ago. Recently I noticed his contributions on the website The halo Vault. Optical pheneomena clearly have his specific interest (and I also like to keep up with the strange pheneomena that are shared on that site!). Like a true Crow he seemingly appreciates the glittering of halos.
That is quite a formidable image, Hans. I very much like its dynamic composition. It also serves as a reminder that I’ve been wanting to acknowledge your inclusion in the CAS 2019 Calendar ~~ Congratulations! Prost!
As for our crow friend, perhaps we will see him alight again on our Optical Phenomena topic. Meanwhile, I suppose we can offer a big wave and wish him favorable winds.
Thank you Keelin! And cheers. You can´t see but I have a nice glass of wine in front of me. It was a great surprise to me.
I see you captured the Crow in flight on favorable winds I suppose.
Here is the proof that waves can´t make up their minds where to go.
Which Wave To Follow?
Which Wave To Follow, shows some fine options for the clouds above, Hans, while the waves below don’t seem to wonder or wander.
Follow The Leader
Ha, very nice Keelin, but
Who´s The Leader?
Gorgeous photo, Hans! Love the streaky flow of wind currents in your image above. As for which wave to follow, sometimes one is simply overwhelmed.
Along For The Ride
Only the surfer is missing.
Along For The Ride is indeed overwhelming Keelin. Impressive composition.
Determined About Its Direction
Determined About Its Direction is perfectly titled, Hans, as you’ve successfully captured this very driven cloud formation. And it looks like it has some slipstreaming followers. Still, it seems there are always a few who will go their own way…
Sneaking Off Together
Rough fluctus. And a baby.
George – How did you know that Fluctus is my favorite clout?
All I get in Dallas is . . . . .
Sir in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves
That break upon the idle seashores of the mind
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Spanish Student” (1843)
I love the baby George! Floating so gentle and bright in the blue.
And a very nice reverie Don.
Sneaking Off Together is very funny Keelin. It made me laugh.
On Its Own
To look up and see whatever the sky has to offer is one gift. To scroll through the CAS forums is quite another offering with visions beyond one’s own horizon. So grateful to all for sharing here.
Never Really Alone
This morning the clouds reminded me of a walk along a distant shore.Fog And Foam
This morning the clouds reminded me of a walk along a distant shore.Fog And Foam
Not sure why the text above repeated… but never mind. This morning my eyes and all concerns quickly evaporated.
Swept Away By An Unusual Cloudscape In The Blue Sky Of Winter*
*with a nod to Lina Wertmuller for title inspiration
Yes Keelin, I agree fully with your text accompanying Never Really Alone. Applicable title. Followed by Fog And Foam ( I tried to blow off some of it) and a turbulent wintry cloudscape. I should say very foamy too.
Love those ripples of color, Hans. Your timing was just right to capture them, for as we know…
Time And Tide Wait For No Man
Like a dance of waves upon an icy shoreline…
Brrrr. Really icy this shoreline. Love the cool freshness of it, Keelin.
Rich Waters indeed in your clouds above, Hans. And that little river of blue that runs through them sweeps me away. Do I care where it takes me? Not a drop!
Ferried In Fog
Very nice Keelin. I imagine a misty ride after which the fog disappears reaching calm wavy wide waters.
P.S.: I will search the sky elsewhere for the next two weeks where I don’t have my archive. I look forward for what will be posted the next two weeks here and in other threads.
Those Wavy Wide Waters would make for nice travels, Hans. Hope you have the same, with just enough of the unexpected to add gleeful sparks of !!!
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